Here is my second FO of 2011 - Vogue 8634! I made it on Wednesday in the evening at my Mother's house, while she was at Bible Study with my Father.
I really like this top. It is comfy and sleek. It was extremely simple to make and will work for both work and weekend play. Here are the details:
Pattern Description: Close-fitting, pullover tops with empire seams in two lengths, have collar and stitched hems. A: short sleeves. B: three-quarter length sleeves. C: long sleeves. I made view A.
Pattern Sizing: X-small to X-large. I made a medium.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Very much so!
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were great! This is a very easy Vogue pattern that lives up to its rating.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like everything about this pattern, from the ease of making it, to the way the finished product looks so great. Having read other reviews, I would say that the top bodice portion could have been drafted a bit longer in general.
Fabric Used: A ponte roma knit from Joann Fabrics purchased in South Burlington, Vermont.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Being large chested (especially now that I am nursing), I added five full inches to the top portion of the front bodice piece. I wanted to make sure that the empire seam hit below my chest, instead of cutting through it! I then shortened the front to match the back piece. I also have a length somewhere in between view A (short-length) and view C (tunic).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I already have the material ready to make this again (pronto!) I highly recommend this pattern for others to try.
Conclusion: This is a great pattern that can flatter a multitude of body types. Actually, Vogue has all 4 body types listed on the back of this pattern and I agree completely!
Labels: FO Vogue 8634